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Gay Texas Student Suspended Over Kiss

A 17-year-old Senior was caught kissing another male student in the high school's band hall, and for that he was kicked off the cheerleading squad and suspended.

Box Turtle Bulletin
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October 14, 2011
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OutServe Does Vegas This Weekend

WISHGay military staff ready for conventionWISHSAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The nation's only professional group for active-duty gay military personnel is holding its first conference in Las Vegas this weekend, an event only made possible by the recent lifting of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law.

Associated Press
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October 14, 2011
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Most Opposed to Repeal of N.H. Marriage Law

According to a just published poll of New Hampshire residents, folks there are strongly disinclined to to repeal the state's marriage equality law.

Joe. My. God.
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October 14, 2011
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UCLA Considers Gender-Neutral Dorms

The move is intended to better accommodate transgender students, as some other universities already have, including UC Berkeley and Stanford University...

Associated Press
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October 14, 2011
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N.J. High School Teacher Goes on Anti-LGBT Rant on Facebook

In her Facebook posts, Ms. Knox wrote that while she had friends and loved ones who were gay, she believed that the way they lived was “against the nature and character of God” and that the high school was “not the setting to promote, encourage...

New York Times
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October 13, 2011
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Chaz Bono, Shaq and Jersey Shore's Vinny Team Up in New PSA Campaign

GLAAD today launched the "Amplify Your Voice" anti-bullying campaign featuring Chaz Bono, Kristin Chenoweth, Vinny Guadaginino, Rashida Jones, Dustin Lance Black, Sandra Lee, Mario Lopez, Shaquille O’Neal, Amy Poehler, Naya Rivera, Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott, Ariel Winter, and the...

Towleroad
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October 13, 2011
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Most Colleges Don't Ask About Orientation or Gender Identity

Though some colleges and universities are beginning to ask applicants about their sexual orientation and gender identity, the Associated Press writes that many others "say they don't need to ask because they already have reputations for being diverse and inclusive."

Associated Press
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October 13, 2011
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Smithsonian Remembers Frank Kameny

Today the official blog of the Smithsonian remembers late LGBT pioneer Frank Kameny and provides a link farm to his donated items and his papers on file at the Library of Congress.

Joe. My. God.
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October 13, 2011
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Out Gay Service Member to Run for Colo. State House

Brian Carroll announced today that he will seek a seat in the Colorado state House of Representatives. Carroll, an out gay man, served openly in Afghanistan and Iraq as part of the Army Special Forces Information Management Division, Special Operations Command. He is the first out gay servicemember to run for office since the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.

"This is an historic day," Carroll explained, "as far as I know I am the first out Veteran and active National Guardsman in...

The Bilerico Project
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October 13, 2011
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